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1 Where do FETAC learners go? Presentation to CSO 3 rd Admin Data Seminar 20 th February 2014 Rhona Dempsey Berni Dunne

2 FETAC? Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC) was the statutory awarding body for further education and training in Ireland. FETAC made awards at levels 1 to 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). These awards are now made by QQI. The FET sector in Ireland is wider than the FETAC awards and includes a myriad of other awarding bodies, some of which are aligned to the NFQ.

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4 QQI Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) was established in November 2012 by the amalgamation of the functions of the Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC), the Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC), the Irish Universities Quality Board (IUQB) and the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland (NQAI). QQI is the agency responsible for the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) and the quality assurance of further and higher education and training (including English language provision) in Ireland.

5 We DON’T know (Generally) Where do FETAC learners go?

6 Who Cares?

7 Why? Significant resources/activity: - Two largest FET funders – Solas and ETB’s spent c. €600m on E&T for c. 250,000 learners - QQI made awards in 2012 to 175,000 learners Quality and Purpose of Award Skills match Changing FET landscape / Economy SOLAS: five-year FET strategy TROIKA ‘evaluate FET provision in terms of its relevance for labour activation purposes, i.e. whether it is suited to the needs and abilities of the large pool of unemployed, in particular the long-term unemployed, and to the prospective skills needs of the economy’. NESC (Sweeney, 2013) and ESRI (unpubs)

8 Potential Solution Match Admin data records Successful pilot complete 2009 FETAC data (major award holders) »Berni Dunne »John Dunne »Nicola Tickner »Rhona Dempsey »Ray O’Neill Education data sourced from HEA (Vivienne Patterson), FETAC, DES Where do FETAC learners go?

9 Matching done in accordance with agreed ‘Data Matching Protocol’ Sources FETAC Awards made 2010 calendar year RevenueIncome data – P35 returns 2010 calendar year Social Protection Central records system 2010 calendar year HEA Student enrolments 2009/10 academic year CSO Business Register 2010 calendar year Revenue Income Tax -Form calendar year Linking done on protected identifier key based on PPSN, not all sources have complete coverage Approach

10 Where do FETAC learners go? categories not mutually exclusive From FETAC 2009 To Employment 2010 To Unemployment 2010 To FETAC 2010 To HEA 09/10 To Self Employed 2010 Not recorded 28,000 16,000 6,800 5,8005, , %56%24%21%18%2%26%

11 What did our cohort study? NFQ Level of Award by Gender Female(5,500)L5Childcare, Business Studies, Healthcare Support Male(3,000)L6Craft-Electrical, Carpentry, Plumbing 30%

12 Where do FETAC learners go? Over half (55%)in Employment, of which: NACE QHuman health and Social Work Activity (+5%) NACE GWholesale/Retail/Repair of Motor vehicles (-25%) NACE IAccommodation and Food Service (-55%) NACE FConstruction (+10%)

13 Almost 25% Unemployed: Profile by Field and NFQ level:

14 Unemployed: Profile by Gender and Age

15 Unemployed: 2009 and 2010 by NFQ Level

16 Where do FETAC learners go? C. 40% continued in Education, of which: -Almost 6,000 (21%) received a FETAC award (including all award types) in At least 5,000 (18%) were present in HEA enrolment figures for Higher Education Institutes (HEI’s) for the academic year

17 2009 Cohort moving To HEA data 2009/10: By ISCED

18 Over a quarter (26%) not recorded 7,500 learners

19 Examine in more detail - salary, job quality Multi-annual Research collaboration Compatible data What now?

20 Thank you


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